Oregon student, originally from Morley, relives tragic shooting

Published: Oct. 5, 2015 at 8:30 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 5, 2015 at 8:39 PM CDT
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MORLEY, MO (KFVS) - A woman originally from Morley, Missouri narrowly escaped gunfire that rang out at Umpqua Community College in Oregon.

Hannah Miles was just one classroom away from being face-to-face with the shooter. Miles, along with her teacher and classmates, ran through the chaos to safety. She describes the tragedy as something that's changed her life forever.

"The way I think about everything now, the way I see my friends and my family, it's like, you know, life is fragile and precious," Miles said. "I was at school, a place you think you're safe. You don't ever think about somebody coming on campus and doing something that horrific and that evil. It's unthinkable."

Hannah says the support she's received from the community in Oregon as well as her friends and family back in the Heartland has been essential as she begins to move forward from this tragedy.

Hannah Miles will be among those headed back to class next week. Hannah says she's a proud UCC student where she will continue to pursue a career as a registered nurse.

She says even though going back will be scary, she's not going to let this stop her from doing something she loves and helping others.

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